USA: Ex-employee files lawsuit against chemical co. alleging hostile work environment led to anxiety & forced him to retire

Author: Kristine Gonzales-Abella, SE Texas Record (USA), Published on: 18 July 2018

"Former Dow Chemical employee alleges hostile working environment forced him to retire", 17 Jul 2018

An Angleton man alleges a hostile work environment at a Freeport facility forced him to retire.  Jeffery Henry filed a complaint on July 2 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Dow Chemical Co. alleging that the multinational corporation violated the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act and the Texas Labor Code.  According to the complaint, the plaintiff began working for the defendant in 1999 and was transferred to the Freeport facility in 2013.  He alleges in 2015, new management was hired at the facility and he alleges he was then subjected to emotional and physical abuse and racial epithets.  He alleges that as a result of the intolerable work environment, plaintiff fell ill and was diagnosed with anxiety disorder and worsening mental health condition.  He alleges because of the working environment, he was forced to retire...The plaintiff holds Dow Chemical Co. responsible because the defendant allegedly refused to provide reasonable accommodation, failed to take remedial action and constructively terminated him in retaliation for his complaints of discrimination...

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Related companies: Dow Chemical